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Coolness study

Being cool when you're growing up doesn't mean you'll grow up to succeed.
In fact, this study says being cool when you're young actually makes success less likely.

This study was done by the University of Virginia and looked at so-called popular kids and the not-so-popular kids in school.

The data showed that the cool kids fared much worse into adulthood than the not-so-popular kids.
40% more likely to be using drugs and alcohol later on in life.
22% more likely to be in trouble with the law
And had 24% lower social competency ratings.

Experts say teens whose focus is on being cool while growing up are likely missing out on doing the things that help make them mature.